• Be part of an innovative and exciting agency
  • Receive a generous monthly, tax-free carer reimbursement and ongoing support from our experienced, knowledgeable and passionate Case Workers
  • Enhance your skills through ongoing training and learning opportunities
  • Play a pivotal and rewarding role in the day to day lives of children in care

Fostering at UnitingCare West

UCW’s Futures Foster Care service offers the opportunity for foster carers to play a valuable role in helping children and young people with a disability and / or previous experiences of abuse and neglect to fulfil their potential. The service operates on the belief that the needs of all children and young people are best met in a safe, secure, consistent and nurturing family environment.

We are looking for people who have empathy and compassion, who are passionate and resilient and who are able to make a long term commitment to nurture children and support their growth and development.

About the Role

Foster carers need to meet the many simple and complex needs of a child or young person, such as:

  • Provision of safe, reliable and consistent care to meet the emotional, social, educational and physical needs of the child in their care.
  • Provision of physical care that may include feeding, toileting, bathing, and dressing.
  • Implementing therapy programs such as communication, mobility and independent living skills.
  • Assisting to meet the child’s health needs including monitoring medical needs attending appointments, administration of medication. The use of disability aids and medical equipment is also frequently required.
  • Supporting the child to maintain a connection with their family and cultural identity.
  • Contribute to planning for the child’s future.
  • Working in partnership with everyone involved in the child’s life.  

Are YOU ready to become a foster carer with UnitingCare West?

For more information, contact the Futures Foster Care service now on 08 6279 1800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Note: you must have at least one spare room and be willing to undergo criminal and DCPFS screening checks.  It is also essential to have a current WA C class driver's licence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

UnitingCare West Great Southern (Albany) is seeking an energetic, caring support staff to provide a service in and around Gnowangerup. Applicants must be willing to be self-organised and responsive to customer’s needs.

A Police Clearance, First Aid qualification and a current Driver’s Licence are required. Experience and qualifications in disability support would be highly regarded but not essential. 

Hours are 12-16 hours per fortnight. Good hourly rate and penalty rates paid.

A commencement date will be negotiated after recruitment is completed.

Any questions regarding this role can be addressed by Sam Barron, Team Leader, Great Southern on 9841 7657 or 0428 910 423. 

Check out the position description here.

Applications (cover letter and a CV) to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interviews will occur on Monday, 25 February 2019 in Gnowangerup.

About the role

Working as part of UnitingCare West's Financial Wellbeing Team, you will support individuals to re-establish control and autonomy in their lives through a focus on building financial capability as well as delivering group and individual coaching sessions in the Perth Inner City region.

This is a four day per fortnight role (days negotiable) on a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2020 and will be based at our Inner City Hub in Aberdeen Street Perth; working out of UCW offices and that of our partner agencies.

About our business

UnitingCare West is committed to achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all, and works with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive.  We are a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

About your talents

You have a passion for connecting, educating and working with individuals and groups that contributes to increased financial capability and improved financial resilience for people in need of financial wellbeing.

From a technical point of view, you will:

  • Have substantially completed Certificate units of competency in:
    • work with clients needing a financial literacy education (CHCFLE301A)
    • educate clients in fundamental financial literacy skills (CHCFLE302A)
    • educate clients to understand debt and consumer credit (CHCFLE303A)
  • Ideally possess a Certificate III in Community Services or be willing to undertake this study.
  • An awareness of current debt practices and credit law; and
  • A valid National Police Clearance (no more than 6 months old) or the ability to obtain one.

As a person you are:

  • Friendly, humble and approachable
  • Motivated and professionally ‘hungry’
  • Resourceful and resilient
  • A team player who builds strong relationships
  • Very capable in communicating with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Grounded, connected and real.

 

About applying

A position description is available here, and should you have additional questions please contact Balbeer Sidhu, 0466 795 003.

Applications containing a cover letter and resume are to be made through the SEEK website with a view to filling the vacancy as soon as practicable.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

Have a look at some of the varied roles and career paths you can have at UnitingCare West here

If you would like to find out more about working at UnitingCare West you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..